Galena, Kansas: Frecs, Home-Made Miner Statue

Short for "Freckles." 19 feet tall, dressed as a miner, built out of pipe, canvas, chicken wire, and glue in 2019. The idea of Renee Charles, who views it as a Kansas version of a Route 66 Muffler Man (it's not, but still fun).
205 Front St., Galena, KS
North edge of town, on the old alignment of Route 66. From downtown drive north on Main St. Turn right at the old gas station (Cars on the Route 66) onto Front St. Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see "Frecs" on the left, just before the bridge.
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Frecs the Miner.

Frecs, Home-Made Miner Statue

The sculpture is on a historic Route 66 bypass. There are murals in and on an adjacent building.

[Brhinson, 07/17/2019]


Frecs, Home-Made Miner Statue

Very cool sculpture! We even met the artist, who was working on Frecks.

[Michael, 07/15/2019]

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